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New York’s Central Park

Fantastic Fungi

This is a great doco about mushrooms!

Daily Photo – New York’s Central Park

Here’s a photo I recently re-worked for a show I was invited to. It’s one of my favorite images from New York and I went in to give it more of a “film” look. I tried about five different cross-processing techniques until I finally landed on this one.

New York’s Central Park

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2009-11-22 16:48:49
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length38.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Passport Sunday Vanity Fair Partay!

As many of you know, I was invited by Vanity Fair and the Ritz-Carlton to do a solo show during the Oscars. A lot of work went into it, and today, if you’re a Passport Member, then you get to see some of the details behind the layout. Enjoy!

Photos from the Exhibit

Here’s a smattering of some of the photos from the big show! You’ll hear more about them in the Passport Sunday video below.


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Vanity Fair Show Layout

While I was going through this process, I thought it would be interesting to record a video so you could see some of the work that went into it. Enjoy!

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Cliff in Action!

Daily Photo – Cliff in Action!

Cliff and I had an amazing trip out to Burning Man a few years ago when we drove in his RV from Dallas. Man, that’s a long drive. I don’t know how he does it every year. I think he’s just more patient than me. Anyway, along the way, we listened to all sorts of cool spiritual people and meditation and stuff like that. That got us in the right mindset for event!

Cliff in Action!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-09-05 08:37:39
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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The Met

Daily Photo – The Met

I don’t often go visit museums in cities, because I’m usually too busy taking photos in said cities. However, I did go spend a few hours in the Met in New York to see their collection of Impressionist paintings. There is one wing that has a collection of Renoirs that is breathtaking. I had some music flowing into my ears as I roamed around to take them in. Memory us a tricky thing, but I have a perfect memory of most of my moments there.

The Met

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2009-11-22 15:38:08
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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2nd Ave in Nashville at Night

Daily Photo – 2nd Ave in Nashville at Night

In pretty much every city I visit I rove up and down the avenues, taking photos here and there and trying to capture some semblance of a scene from my memory. So while I was here in Nashville I decided to go out and capture some of the vibe of the place.

2nd Ave in Nashville at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-11 13:54:41
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture11
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length150.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Floating Above Center Camp

Funny video

Just like the Reddit title says, I’d love to have this guy read me the news every night.

I’d love to hear this guy reading the news every damn night from funny

Daily Photo – Floating Above Center Camp

Back when it was easier to use a drone at Burning Man, I got quite a few cool shots. This is one of them that shows “Center Camp” there to the left. That’s the area that people come to for all sorts of activities. There’s yoga, juggling, coffee, art, beat poets… man, you name it. Now, it’s quite a bit harder to get the license to fly a drone there. I applied the last two years but was denied 🙁

Floating Above Center Camp

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 14:24:19
  • CameraPHANTOM VISION FC200
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length5.0 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Snowstorm in D.C.

Actual Reports from Travelers

Actually, I’m not surprised after traveling around a bit… I occasionally see these sorts of people at various locations.

They go on vacation to experience something new then complain that things are different from facepalm

Daily Photo – Snowstorm in D.C.

I recently posted this photo on social media and people really seemed to love it. I really did not expect that reaction! I mean, you never know what’s gonna be a hit and what won’t. You all know me… the reaction does not affect what I choose to shoot or post, but I do enjoy watching the reactions. It was so popular that I am putting in my upcoming book!

Snowstorm in D.C.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-13 15:38:58
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/490
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO55
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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New York Reimagined

Great Podcast with Cappo about Yoga

I found this one very enjoyable! 🙂

Daily Photo – New York Reimagined

This is one of my very first HDR photos that became quite popular. I recently re-did it for a parallel-universe version. This one has more of a film-look. I’m not saying it’s better or worse, just different. I actually didn’t go back to all the original RAW files but instead did a re-edit of the final rendered photo from before.

New York Reimagined

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2007-03-31 01:27:43
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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Film View of The High Line in New York City

The Dream Episode 1

I think you’ll get hooked after Episode 1!

Daily Photo – Film View of The High Line in New York City

I recently re-worked a few of my older photos for an exhibition. There was to be a bit of a “film” feel, so I went back and used various cross-processing techniques for the shots. This is a process where you push the whites into one color space and the blacks into another. Every scene is completely different, so I may start with a preset but then push it into another direction.

Film View of The High Line in New York City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2009-11-21 13:37:19
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Popping Disney

Passport Disney Sunday

As with every Sunday, you get a chance to see me edit today’s photo. Not a member yet? Sign up here! You’ll love it!

Edit of the Disney Shot

Today’s is another quick hit video and you can see how I use some features of Aurora to really make it pop!

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Daily Photo – Popping Disney

I haven’t been to Disney in years and I’m not sure if they still let you use tripods, but I’m sure glad they did while I was there! It was kind of weird carrying it all over the park, especially when I got on rides. The operators would just let me collapse it and put it under my legs. Seems like that might be kind of a hazard but they didn’t seem to mind, so neither did I!

Popping Disney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-07-21 02:52:08
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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